(July 2008) Interesting South (a conference of 'interestingness') covers a wide variety of interesting and unexpected things. Christian had the opportunity to be one of this year's 19 fascinating people to speak for three or ten minutes about something they care about. Christian spoke about the extraordinary people he met in New York last year when he was producing this exhibition, 'Everyday Heros'. The people featured in Christian's shots were from all walks of life, but came together in Everyday Heros for the simple fact that they have made a difference to the lives of others and in turn their own. Here are a few of their stories
Affinity. Closeness. Longing for connection. These shared experiences are what elevate our lives beyond mere existence. Good or bad, they are the muse for poetry, the rhythm of music, and the ‘heart’ in our heart. This body of work is about exploring just that: our humanity seen through how we connect with something outside ourselves. That moment when we bare our souls and open our hearts.